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Jason Carter Pleads Not Guilty to Mother’s Murder, Waives Speedy Trial
KNOXVILLE, Iowa -- The Marion County man already convicted in the civil wrongful death trial of his mother has pleaded not guilty to her murder in his criminal trial. Jason Carter entered a written plea Wednesday and also waived his right to a speedy trial. Carter was arrested in December and charged with the first degree murder of his mother, Shirley Carter. Shirley was found dead from a gunshot wound at the family’s home in 2015.